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Assessment in Primary PE

Discussion in 'Physical education' started by x_k8_xxx, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. x_k8_xxx

    x_k8_xxx New commenter

    Hi everyone,

    I haven't posted on here before but I'm looking for some advice on how people assess attainment and progress in PE in primary schools. PE is a major part of our School Development Plan this year and my head teacher wants me to bring in a new assessment tool for all of the teachers to use.
    Most people that I have spoken to have said that they don't do any assessment in PE though...

    Any help or advice is much appreciated :)

    Thank you
  2. The-Gaffer

    The-Gaffer Occasional commenter

    One way is to assess by activity then conceivably average it out or take a best activity approach, allign it with your schools assessment policy

    In its most basic it might look something like this:

    Swimming 21
    Football 10
    Tag Rugby 15
    Gymnastics 17

    So you could average those scores, presents the problem of what if you have an exceptional swimmer who is poor at games? Or a great games player who swims like a brick?

    Or assess at the highest level? Well if the swimmer does swimming in half term 1 then they might make no progress for the rest of the year.

    If you are based in Birmingham area let me know & I'll cone visit you & give you some help/ideas
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  3. bobbity1234

    bobbity1234 New commenter

    I can assure you that the best fit model for assessment of progress in primary PE such as this would be regarded as poor practice - where is the alignment with national curriculum and the inherent processes of Learning in PE?
  4. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    What would you suggest instead?
  5. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    Where are you based? I am a recently retired HoD/DoS who has worked in Primary PE for the last 17 years

    I am happy to look at how I might be able to help generally with your programme. Save twiddling my thumbs
  6. The-Gaffer

    The-Gaffer Occasional commenter

    Thanks for the positivity

    I could actually allign what I wrote with the key stage 1 & 2 national curriculum very easily actually & have many other ways the op could consider assessing in PE and allign those with the NC as well. That's why a physical conversation is the best outcome here so that whatever is put in place suits the schools assessment policy and the users know how to assess against it
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  7. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    I developed a similar system over the years which worked effectively. The information gained from the assessments had a variety of uses including for detailed reporting (both verbal and written)
  8. x_k8_xxx

    x_k8_xxx New commenter

    I am based in Towcester, Northamptonshire. Is that anywhere near you?
  9. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    I am in South Birmingham.
  10. Fordie2009

    Fordie2009 New commenter

    Good Morning,

    I am currently a P.E teacher in the UAE where the P.E curriculum has recently gone under reform. We use two processes to assess our students at the moment which includes a continuous assessment method and an end of term assessment, as well as pop quizzes. Two skills are chosen for each sport and assessed in each lesson for the continuous assessment aspect while following a descriptor document, leveled 1 to 6. For the end of term assessment we assess a broader skill which can be used in most sports such as attacking and defending also following a descriptor. If you need anymore information please contact me and I will be glad to help.


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